Searching for a new job whether or not you are currently employed is a time intensive process that for some is a short span of time if the person gets lucky enough to end up looking in the right place at the right time which for most isn’t the case. For the vast majority of job seekers, it is time consuming and full of disappointment.
When an individual has a job, it may be a priority but unless you are in a hurry to actually leave your current position you can conduct your job search at a slightly more leisurely then you would if your departure is imminent from the position. While employed you have a lot more discretion when it comes to the jobs you apply for and ultimately consider interviewing for along with actually taking.
When an individual has lost his or her job regardless of how they lost their job, it is significantly harder to find a job even though you devote more of your time and efforts to have a constructive job search. A job seeker has lost his or her job has to find a balance in where they can afford to work geographically and what type of job they are willing to do based in part to what they need to bring in monetarily to even meet the minimum living standards that they are accustomed too.
Regardless of whether the person is in a hurry to find a job or doing it for better opportunities, the person has to deal with decisions based on how much can they afford to make based on travel expenses. Where gas is rising due to the crude oil being on the futures market, the individual has to determine how much money per hour, week or year would be worth the amount of travel they would have to commit to for the job if they are required to drive to work for one reason or another.
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If the person is accustomed to a specific monetary amount each week available after their weekly commuting expenses any job willing to pay them what their current or last job was paying and it has nominal travel, even though you would in essence be making the same amount of money but come home with extra money due to not having to pay for as much gas and actually receiving a higher wage would be the icing on the cake so to speak.
You also have to consider what types of work environments you are willing to entertain especially if you are in a hurry to find a job. This is a very important decision due to the fact that it is a direct reflection on where you want to be and what you want to be doing with your work life. In the end if you have no one to worry about other than yourself then you alone have to bear the consequences of your decision but if you have any type of family to support they also end up bearing those same consequences.
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In today’s job market there is less focus on the “pounding the pavement” mentality for job seeking and more focus on the job searches on the internet which causes problems for some due to the fact that they don’t have internet access. With more and more companies looking to have their hiring process started with the external online application or online profile job seeker profile on their website there is a definite disconnect on both sides due to it becoming a process that either passes along or passing up a person’s resume based on keywords that the company is looking for.
With the advent of the online job seeking preferences the job seeker has to think more like a human resources manager more than ever before due in large part to the keywords used in the job postings. If your internet search isn’t fine tuned to the keywords that will optimize your job search the job search could take a long time unless the search your doing picks up on the right keywords through chance or your personal and professional network gives you some decent advise that pan out instead of washing out.
This article was written by Mike for the website jobinsighter.com
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